This post is written by our HeWe ambassador, Eileen Li.
Straight outta Richmond, I thought I had tried it all. From sushi boats to wontons drenched in soup, I considered myself an educated foodie with a refined palette. Until I stumbled Aphrodites Organic Cafe. That was when my life changed (for the better).
As a commuter attending the beautiful University of British Columbia, my U-Pass and I have travelled every corner of Vancouver. A short 15-minute bus ride on the 99 B-Line, Aphrodites Cafe is the ideal location for any student or Vancouverite looking for a quick, healthy meal to add to their day. What makes Aphrodites Cafe stand out from the numerous restaurants around Vancouver is their dedication to sourcing local and organic ingredients. Literally every single item found in their food is organic, from 20 local farms around Vancouver.
Since it was still early in the day, and brunch wasn’t far from my mind, I opted for the Salmon Benny. The sauce was creamy and thick, and the egg was poached just right. What I loved most about the dish was its side of vegetables; light, fresh and crunchy, it was the perfect way to kickstart my morning.
My dear companion opted for the Spinach Apple Pecan Salad, and raved about how fresh all the ingredients tasted. The pecans were crunchy, the spinach and apple were crisp, and the sauce perfectly complimented the dish. Aphrodites definitely stays true to its mission to provide healthy, organic and local food to its customers. Yum!
As with all great cafes, Aphrodites also offers an extensive collection of pies. You can pre-order entire pies or purchase by the slice. So if you’re not feeling anything green at the time, you’ll still be able to get a decadent meal out of the trip. Since it was still early, I decided to pass on the pies. However, the aroma waffling in the cafe from their baked goods was indescribably heavenly. Truly a calming, fulfilling experience.
UBC students, if you’re looking for a change to campus food, Aphrodites is the next place for you to visit. Not only will you leave feeling refreshed and filled, you’ll leave glowing (from all the fresh vegetables you had for your meal). Grab a few friends and make it a night out. You’ve got nothing to lose, and a world of healthy, organic dishes to gain!
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Aphrodites Organic Cafe
Address: 3605 West 4th Avenue
Phone number: 604-733-8308
Price Range: $15-$25/person
Special Items: Salmon Benny, Raspberry Rhubarb Pie, Spinach Apple Pecan Salad